FORKED RIVER, N.J. –Residents and neighbors of the Oyster Creek Generating Station are invited to learn more about the facility, its people, its past and its future at Community Information Night, Monday June 18.
This annual educational event, runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Through interactive displays and activities, Exelon representatives and technical experts will provide information on nuclear energy topics including plant operations, decommissioning, emergency preparedness, used fuel storage, safety, security, environmental stewardship and community outreach.
The Oyster Creek Hall of Memories, a museum-like exhibition that celebrates the generating station's history, legacy and impact on the community, will be showcased at the event. Created by employees themselves, the Hall of Memories takes visitors on a walk through the history of the plant with photos, displays, artifacts and other memorabilia.
"For nearly a half-century, the men and women who work at Oyster Creek have been dedicated professionals with a commitment to safe, reliable operations and a great deal of pride in what they do. Events like Community Information Night are a perfect opportunity to show our neighbors that pride and commitment," said Tim Moore, Oyster Creek site vice president. "And our new Hall of Memories is a recognition of every employee who has ever had a role in Oyster Creek excellence."
Light refreshments will be available. Community Information Night, and the Hall of Memories are at the Oyster Creek Training Center off Route 9 on Intake View Lane, just north of the plant's main entrance in Forked River. For more information, contact Communications Manager Suzanne D'Ambrosio at 609-971-2185.
Oyster Creek is located 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. In addition, plant workers, through their payrolls, are responsible for more than $96 million injected directly into New Jersey's economy.
Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), is one of the largest, most efficient clean energy producers in the U.S., with a generating capacity of more than 32,700 megawatts. Exelon Generation operates the largest U.S. fleet of carbon-free nuclear plants with 20,300 megawatts of capacity from 23 reactors at 14 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Exelon Generation also operates a diverse mix of wind, solar, landfill gas, hydroelectric, natural gas and oil facilities in 17 states with more than 12,400 megawatts. Exelon Generation has an industry-leading safety record and is an active partner and economic engine in the communities it serves by providing jobs, charitable contributions and tax payments that help towns and regions grow. Follow Exelon Generation on Twitter @ExelonGen, view the Exelon Generation YouTube channel, and visit http://www.exeloncorp.com/companies/exelon-generation.